Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream

I've been having a love affair with Bourjois lately. While I've been consistently using the CC Cream I'll be reviewing today, the Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick in Hot Pepper has stolen my heart. But more on that later. On a whim, after seeing Essie Button rave about it (it happens to all of us), I bought the Bourjois CC Cream off Asos, which is way cheaper than buying it in store in Canada. I'm always game for trying new BB/CC Creams as they're usually what I wear on my face every day of the week.

The best way I can describe the texture of the product is ... silky? Yes, it's silky. It blends than most of my BB or CC Creams and is less tacky. It really glides on the skin - I use it with my Sigma buffing brush. The Bourjois CC Cream claims to be help cover fatigue signs, redness and dark spots. I actually think it truly does help with all those things - for me, the redness in my skin was instantly neutralized upon application. Based on this, I'd say the coverage is pretty good for a CC Cream. It feels a lot more like a foundation comparatively to my Estee Lauder BB Cream or my Clinique CC Cream.

I bought the lightest shade of the Bourjois CC Cream and it's quite light! So for you pale ladies that are having a hard time finding a CC Cream that suits your skin type, this is definitely the way to go. It's a bit light for me now, but it will be perfect for winter.

Since I have oily skin, it's hard for something to stay on my skin all day. I found this product wore quite well and instead of sliding off my skin, it sort of merged with my natural oils and gave me a nice glow. Gross but true! And I find it's better to try to work with my oily skin than try to fight too much with it.

All and all, I'm quite pleased with this product and I highly recommend it to someone who is looking for a lighter option for a base than foundation. Tip: buy it off Asos where it's way cheaper!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Live Clean Exotic Silk Keratin Oil

When it comes to hair, I consider myself to have a pretty low maintenance routine. I wash my hair 3 times a week, and blow dry/straighten a couple times a week. When I can, I like to let my hair air dry as much as possible. A product I've been adding to my hair routine recently has been the Live Clean Exotic Silk Keratin Oil. I've never been a massive fan of silicone in products because 1) silicone heavy products block my pores and 2) silicone coats your face/hair without nourishing it. So I was pretty excited to see that the Live Clean Exotic Silk Keratin Oil has no silicones. I don't think I've ever owned a hair oil that didn't have any! It's also 99% plant derived, contains no mineral oils, and no parabens. That's good in itself, but I'm just stocked on the no-silicone part.

I use it in my hair when I air dry it (to tame the frizz) but also to straighten, and blow dry it. I even use it as a finishing serum at the end of my blow-out. The key is to use a very small amount and work it into the ends of your hair. Because it is a pure oil, a little goes a long way, and a tiny bit more than a little can leave your hair a bit heavy. It leaves my hair silky and shiny. It also does a great job cutting down the frizz in my hair on that second day hair! The best part? The delicious coconut beachy smell!

* I have received this product for consideration but my opinions are always my own. I am not being compensated for this review and I always strive to review products with honesty.